People ask me all the time how I got started making hand stamped jewelry and I realized I’ve never really shared my story.
Here’s how it happened: a few years ago I was scrolling through my news feed when I came across a picture of a beautiful stack of mothers rings (you know…the ones with a kid’s name on each). I instantly fell in love with them, but I thought they were overpriced.
In typical Sara fashion, I thought, I could make that! (SPOILER: I couldn’t). I went to Hobby Lobby (my happy place) and grabbed a set of cheap metal stamps and a few blanks and got to work.
As much as I’d like to say that it was smooth sailing, it definitely wasn’t! I very quickly realized that stamping is not as easy as I had assumed and that ring making was totally out of the question for someone with absolutely zero understanding of metalwork.
When I first stepped into the world of stamped jewelry making and realized how much fun it was, I was committed to turning it into a profitable business. I invested a lot of money in various tools and supplies, trying to figure out what I could make – with my limited knowledge – that was actually sellable. I had a lot of sleepless nights because of all the money I had spent without anything to show for it.
I was constantly frustrated and overwhelmed. The whole process was a jumbled mess of trial and error with no clear direction. I tried a bunch of different bracelet and necklace styles and for each one I needed to buy new materials. I wasn’t really happy with any of them.
I was buying the stamping blanks at a steep cost and when I messed up or accidentally scratched the metal a little, I was basically out any profit I would have made. And I really wanted to be making rings but I had no idea where to start and was overwhelmed with trying to learn so many new things.
The jewelry itself was very time consuming to make, and I found that anything I did sell was shortly returned to be repaired because my styles weren’t holding up. So then I would have to buy more supplies and undergo more trial and error … you get the picture.
Basically I spent a lot of time getting stuck on the littlest things.
It wasn’t until I discovered and implemented some very specific techniques that I started to see profits begin to grow.
I started getting consistent sales and earned enough to recover ALL the money I had spent (it was somewhere in the thousands 😮 ).
I was able to make professional pieces I was proud of that didn’t break.
I got regular repeat customers and all 5 star reviews.
My sales volume continued to snowball and I began to see a respectable profit (selling over 6 figures by my third year in business).
All leading up to the WordWrap business you see today.
Lately I’ve been getting emails from people asking how THEY can get started making and selling their own hand stamped jewelry.
There are SO many benefits to owning your own stamped jewelry business.
You get extra income while doing what you love and satisfying your itch to create.
You get to be part of someone’s story and bring them joy with meaningful pieces they will treasure forever.
You can work from anywhere in the world.
You get to stay home and be present with your kiddos while still earning a consistent income.
You get to decide how you want to run your business and when you want to work and make all the decisions.
I created a free resource for you that is going to help you avoid the pitfalls that I spent so much time in (two steps forward, one step back!) and give you the six steps I discovered for successfully starting your very own profitable hand stamped jewelry business (no experience necessary)!
This roadmap literally shows you the exact steps you should take (and in what order!), plus common mistakes to avoid to go from beginner to profitable hand stamped jewelry seller.